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    Question GW-M5600 with failed battery?

    So the GW-M 5600 is said to only need a battery replacement.
    Do you guys have any experience with replacing battery in Tough Solars?
    I am wondering if it only is the battery that fails as it should last about 10 years.

    Worth bidding?

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    If the price is OK it might be worth a look. I've had to replace tough solar cells in a year old Riseman GW-9200, a two year old G-5500 and a couple of others. The cells are meant to last several years but don't always. The price of a new cell isn't cheap so bare that in mind when you bid.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks! Very informative post .
    I've found rechargeable batteries on ebay, 5-6 with postage. Not sure if these are the right ones. If I get the watch, I will obviously check what battery is inside and buy the exact same one.

    Oh man I just saw your signature. It's quite a collection, congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel View Post
    Thanks! Very informative post .
    I've found rechargeable batteries on ebay, 5-6 with postage. Not sure if these are the right ones. If I get the watch, I will obviously check what battery is inside and buy the exact same one.
    A CTL1616 is the cell you need > http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CASIO-Rech...#ht_558wt_1396 . It'll be around GBP10-12.

    Quote Originally Posted by Camel View Post
    Oh man I just saw your signature. It's quite a collection, congrats!
    Cheers I am just an amateur compared to many on the site though
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    The Collection:GW-200Z Frogman, G-300LV-7AJF, Giez GS-300C-1B, G-2500, DW-5025B-7ER, DW-5200C-1, DW-5300-G9V, G-5500MC-8JF, G-5500R-1DR, DW-5600C-1, GW-M5600-1JF, Tokyo Design Project x DW-5750BR, DW-5900C-9, DW-6000GJ-1, DW-6100J-1, DW-6100CF-3JF Addict, DW-6500GJ-1B Skyforce, DW-6600, DW-8400G-1 Mudman, G-9100R-4 G-Rescue Gulfman, GW-9200-1ER Riseman, GW-9300-1DR Mudman, DW-9350MSJ-2T Raysman, DW-9700NK Gulfman

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    Ah, so it is more expensive then. Again - very informative, thanks .
    I will see how the bidding progresses!

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    I would suggest that you don't go wild on the biddi - it may well be the battery at fault and that obviously you need to factor in, plus the postage. It may be, with an unscrupulous seller, that they have already tried a battery replacement and it turns out to be a fault in the solar cells or the charging circuit. You can replace the rechargeable battery with an ordinary CR-1616 if that is the case.

    Best scenario, which occasionally happens is that the watch has been away from a light source for far too long. Exposing it to very bright light for a few days should wake it up and charge it back up to normal.

    OK, just logged into eBay and found that it is a watch that was on my list, just 20 minutes to go. I have been working tonight, what's your excuse for being up late? Postage is sensible, price is reasonable at the moment, let us know how you get on - I will stand back and keep out of the bidding, need to conserve cash for something important as yet to be paid for work leading up to Christmas
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    I'm passing on it! So if someone wanted it, there's 5 minutes left

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    Well, it went for 30 quid including postage. Needs a battery so that's another tenner - there are some solar atomics available new for around 60 quid or keep watching eBay - there are always plenty of watches to choose from.

    Smart decisions - ask here for advice ( ask three people and you will get at least three opinions ) and to pass on the watch, bit too much of a gamble which is why I left it alone at the end. I know how frustrating it can be though, to watch an item for a few days and then, for whatever reason, to abandon it at the last minute.

    Is the GW-M5600 the model that you particularly want?
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    I passed on it. If I was collecting watches, I would have gone for it. But for now, I only want one. I have already had GW-M5600 (stolen).

    So I'm going to give another one a chance - this bad boy I like the most of all g-shocks I've seen. There is still small hesitance between this one and G7800.

    I'll try to bid on the DW-5600MS. If the price doesn't go crazy high, I will get my hands on it .

    PS. It is so nice to discover places like this forum. I did not know how many G-Shocks there were and how crazy you can get over them. But now I totally understand it and I am actually starting to think about buying more and more g-shocks in the future. They are great watches!!!

    PS2. Oh shoot, you're right - it does get pretty late
    Last edited by Camel; 2012-01-26 at 01:31.

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    The "bad boy" looks to be a bit of alright Lettering needs to be redone, easy job and there is a guide to doing that on the wiki. But the 7800 looks good too.

    Decisions, decisions <sigh>

    Both would be a good idea
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